Craig Sager's secret to putting: Drink a whole lot of beer

A MAY 12, 2015 FILE PHOTODavid Phillip/AP

Craig Sager’s putting secret may not work for everyone.

Craig Sager may know of a solution to Ernie Els’ putting problems.

After the yips-prone golfer needed an embarrassing six putts to finish the first hole at The Masters on Thursday, a report from the Palm Beach Post detailed a story about the TNT NBA sideline reporter that would leave both Jordan Spieth and Wade Boggs impressed.

The Florida paper interviewed Fox Sports Sun reporter Jason Jackson, who recalled his favorite Sager story involving a drunken 18-hole excursion through a Wisconsin golf course during the 2013 playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat.

During a windy spring day, Sager, who along with Jackson was joined by a friend and Bucks courtside reporter Telly Hughes, reportedly perfected his putting game with a whole lot of brew.

“Anyway, Craig Sager drank 26 Bud Lights in 18 holes and did not miss a putt,” Jackson told the Post. “He two-putted maybe six greens, and everything else was in. We lost $70 each. It infuriated me. I don’t mind having a beverage after a round, right? But he kept having beers and I kept losing, and I thought, ‘I know this dude. This is a Midwestern man who has utter control of his constitution.’ There was no way.”


Sager and his flashy suits continue to provide color to NBA sidelines despite his ongoing battle with leukemia.NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images

Sager and his flashy suits continue to provide color to NBA sidelines despite his ongoing battle with leukemia.

Sager has yet to confirm the story, but pictures posted of him passed out in a Milkwaukee hotel lobbyseem to support Jackson’s account. The 26 beers would still pale in comparison to what MLB Hall of Famer Wade Boggs reportedly guzzled down on one cross-country flight: that number ranges from a conservative 60 beers to a liver-rupturing 107.

If true, Sager’s unique golfing methods are certainly impressive, but his decision to keep working the sidelines despite an ongoing battle with myeloid leukemia has been the deserved reason for praise from numerous colleagues, coaches and players.

Even for a respected TV personality known for his flashy suits, the ale tale still manages to add another shade of color to his character.


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